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Inside X, Google’s top-secret moonshot factory

Eric "Astro" Teller, X's Captain of MoonshotsDamien Maloney Gandalf arrives on rollerblades. It’s morning in the cafeteria at X – formerly Google X – and Astro Teller, X’s Captain of Moonshots, glides over dressed in coarse grey robes and a pointed hat, carrying oatmeal. Jedi stroll past to their desks,…
bubmag
February 17, 2020
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Here’s where Google’s first 21 employees are now

Susan Wojcicki Eric Gaillard/Reuters Only a few of Google's earliest employees still work at the internet giant and that no longer includes founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. In 2015, a Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers and where th…
bubmag
February 10, 2020
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A Former Google Executive Calls for a New Emphasis on Human Rights

Ross LaJeunesse, the former global leader of international relations at Google, joined the company in 2008, after working as an aide to California’s then governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. LaJeunesse was the head of government affairs for Asia and the Pacific in 2010, when the company abandoned its Chinese search engine, after…
bubmag
February 8, 2020
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Ethicists hired to save tech’s soul. Will anyone let them?

Fifty-two floors below the top of Salesforce Tower, I meet Paula Goldman in a glass-paneled conference room where the words EQUALITY OFFICE are spelled out on a patchwork bunting banner, the kind of decoration you might buy for a child's birthday party. Goldman has a master's degree from Princeton and…
bubmag
February 5, 2020